Robert Irwin, ‘1º 2 º 3 º 4º’, 1997, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Apertures: left, 24 x 30 in.; center, 24 x 26 in.; right, 24 x 30 in.

Photographer: Becky Cohen

Museum purchase in honor of Ruth Gribin with funds from Ruth and Murray Gribin and Ansley I. Graham Trust, Los Angeles

About Robert Irwin

Credited with making works of art that don’t announce themselves as such, Robert Irwin is perhaps best known for the Getty Gardens in Los Angeles, an ever-changing, site-specific installation that explores the interplay between light, flora, and water. Irwin, an innovator in the Light and Space movement, began his career as a painter and turned to installation as a means of disposing with medium and object altogether. Irwin’s installations sometimes result from the elimination of forms from a space, such as his removal of window panes at San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art to alter the experience of being in the gallery.

American, b. 1928, Long Beach, California, based in San Diego, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

2017
ROBERT IRWIN: DRAWINGS, Quint Gallery, San Diego
2016
Robert Irwin, Chinati Foundation, Texas, United States
2015
Robert Irwin, Galerie Xippas, Geneva
2015
Excursus: Homage to the Square3, Dia Art Foundation, Beacon
2015
Robert Irwin, Light and Space, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, United States
2013
Double Blind, Wiener Secession, Association of Visual Artists, Vienna, Austria
2010
Robert Irwin, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
1998
Double Diamond, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
In Line, Pace Gallery, Seoul
2017
Plastic Show, Almine Rech, London